Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks was recently book of the month in my book group. It is a book often studied for exams. It is an epic love story set against the First World War, a modern classic that was adapted for film in 2012 with which I was already familiar. However, a book group can …

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Gray Mountain by John Grisham

I have read several books by John Grisham over the years. Some of them are reviewed on this site, including:┬áThe Broker https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/07/15/the-broker-by-john-grisham/, and, The Appeal by John Grisham https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/06/16/the-appeal-by-john-grisham/. Gray Mountain is the most recent novel I have read by John Grisham. It was published originally in 2014. Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, …

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Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

I had heard that the novel, Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey is a good book for book groups and, as I recently took over leading our local book group, so I decided to find out. The author, Emma Healey grew up in London where she completed her first degree in bookbinding and was the …

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The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

I received a generous book token for my birthday, so I was able to indulge myself and buy some books that I had heard about. The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies was one of them. It is a mystery and a love story and a beautifully written book. I was entranced by it. Dinah …

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The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly

I cannot remember the last time I read a book that I could not put down before I read The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly. It is superb. It is so hard to believe that this was a debut novel, but it was. I have read other novels by Erin Kelly, The Ties That Bind …

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The Suitable Inheritor by Pushpendra Mehta

Pushpendra Mehta kindly sent me a copy of his debut novel, The Suitable Inheritor and asked me to review the book. I like and respect Pushpendra and am always a little wary about reviewing a book in these circumstances. I am always honest, even if the author is a friend or acquaintance. This sometimes┬ácauses problems! …

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